The introduction provides a range of political, social, historical and industrial contexts that the collection is built on. It asks and attempts to answer, "What is the social significance of the science fiction film?" by connecting the genre to the social and political climate in which these films were produced, whether that might be America in the 1950s Cold War, the turbulent post-9/11 era or the divisive Trump presidency. It establishes a range of thematic motifs that the edited collection returns to on a number of occasions, designed to provide a compelling and theoretically informed platform which ties together the diverse range of contributions to the collection together into a logical, coherent and evolving narrative.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary American Science Fiction Film|
|Editors||Terence McSweeney, Stuart Joy|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Feb 2022|